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KitchenAid Cordless vs. Chefman Cordless Side-by-Side Comparison

KitchenAid KHBBV53 Cordless vs. Chefman Cordless comparison. How well they are matched? We put them through a series of tests to find out.

KitchenAid Cordless vs. Chefman Cordless: A Dead Heat


Price at publication
H17 x W2.6 inchesH16.4 x W2.3 inches
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)1.4 pounds
Number of speeds
Pulse/Turbo option
Min speed
9,240 RPM10,500 RPM
Max speed
11,650 RPM14,333 RPM
Max noise
70 dB72 dB
24-ounce blending containerA blade guard, a blade edge guard
Dishwasher-safe wand


Blending Shaft
Build Quality
Overall Design Scoring

Although the KitchenAid KHBBV53 isn’t as efficient as most corded blenders, it carves out a distinct identity in terms of overall construction. It looks trendy, appeals to us aesthetically, and feels very solid. And its straightforward design impressed us in ways none of the others did.

We like the look of this blender, especially the color-coded LED ring on top. It lights up during operation to create a fancy blending experience. The overall quality is fine with all parts coming as standard. However, we did have a few reservations about the blades’ metal housing, which presents some shortcomings that you may feel uncomfortable with.


Ease of Use
Blade Assembly
Overall Usability Scoring

Out of all the blenders we tested, this one’s simplicity makes it the easiest to use. However, it challenged our hand movements throughout the operations due to its bad suction control. It also has some significant drawbacks that caused most of our professional cooks to reject buying.

The Chefman’s usability is great. There’s no cord to accidentally yank on, allowing for maximum flexibility while blending. With the balanced size, it isn’t cumbersome, creating a comfortable experience even when you're pureeing a large batch.


Hot Soup Purée
Frozen Fruit Smoothie
Almond Milk
Whipped Egg-Whites
Overall Performance Scoring

KitchenAid’s manufacturers advertise that their cordless stick blender can do just about anything, but our hands-on testing suggests otherwise. Although our KitchenAid KHBBV53 could easily power through frozen fruits to create an icy smoothie, it failed to properly whisk egg whites. On the upside, it is simple to use and is powerful enough for light-duty tasks like making hot soup, emulsifying sauce, and grinding soaked nuts.

The Chefman is a moderately capable blender. With stable battery power, it brings quite a lot to the table. In our tests, it didn’t work particularly quickly, nor were the results among the best, but based on its testing performance, we’re confident that the capabilities of this blender extend beyond soup, smoothies, and mayonnaise.

Overall Scores

Overall Scoring

Pros & Cons

  • It can quick-charge in only 20 minutes
  • A beaker is included for greater convenience 
  • Ergonomically-designed handle provides secure grip
  • Simple battery charging 
  • The included pan guard will prevent damage to non-stick cookware.
  • The lock function helps prevent accidental operation, reducing the likelihood of personal injury. 
  • It feels like a fancy blender.
  • Multiple speed options allow for a wide range of tasks. 
  • It is capable of pulverizing frozen fruit and making mayonnaise.
  • Colored LED ring indicates the battery’s status accurately.
  • All the buttons are easy to control.
  • An included cookware guard keeps pots and pans scratch-free.
  • Its performance is often inconsistent
  • Not as efficient as other similar blenders
  • It is unable to whip eggs due to the lack of a whisk attachment


Both share roughly the same performance and capability, with their efficiency in preparing frozen fruit smoothies being better than most mid-range immersion blenders. And they’re also capable of emulsifying mayonnaise. When it comes to beating eggs, neither cut the mustard, but this is a shortcoming of any blending shaft; in our hands-on testing, only with the whisk attachment could we create stiff peaks.

The two designs are quite similar, too. They both pack a catchy look and a simple working system. The precise indicator for battery status is a huge plus as well. Though, we prefer the colored LED ring of the Chefman Cordless to the light on the KitchenAid’s top.

Behind the Comparison

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Tina PhamReviewer

Tina Pham is a staff writer and reviewer, with five years of experience in the industry. As a passionate amateur home cook, she loves to discover practical cooking solutions, and has made it her mission to bring her findings to every kitchen. Her ultimate goal is making cooking more of a pleasure for all.

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Tuyet PhamProfessional Chef

Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef passionate about delicious and healthful foods. At HealthyKitchen101, she develops recipes and collaborates with our Research, Testing, and Review lab to evaluate the performance of cooking appliances. Her assessments add a strong authoritative voice to our product scoring process.

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Lap VoTest Lead

Lap is Head of the Research, Testing, and Review Team (RTR Team) at HealthyKitchen101.com, where he directs and supervises the testing of kitchen gadgets and appliances.

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